CIRTL at Cornell

We prepare graduate students and postdocs to excel as teachers, researchers, and as mentors. Through the North American Center for the Integration of Research, Teaching, and Learning (CIRTL) Network, graduate students and postdocs in all fields can build skills for academic careers in a wide range of settings. CIRTL programs are housed in the Cornell University Graduate School, and offer both local and online professional development opportunities.

Future Faculty Preparation at Cornell


August 26, 2019 Early in graduate school, Frances Zhu, Ph.D. ‘19 was uncertain about whether a career in academia was right for her. Participating in the NextGen Professors Program, Zhu and her cohort learned more about the ins and outs of navigating academia and becoming a faculty member. “Through NextGen, I’ve learned so much about…

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